Paying the Price XXVIIPaying the Price XXVII3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Aura? Aura...? Aura!"
My eyes snapped open as my body flung itself forward. I looked around without really seeing, searching for the immediate danger. All I saw was a blurry room and a flash of red before I let myself fall backwards. As my conscious began to awaken, I started to become aware of my awful hangover. My stomach began to turn, rolling the alcohol in my stomach as some kind of sadistic punishment.
Then the acrid taste in my mouth made me scrunch my nose before my eyeballs began pounding in time with the pulse in my brain. My arms and legs felt like lead and as I attempted to move them, a wave of nausea cascaded through me.
"You look terrible."
I opened one bloodshot eye and stared at the figure until she came into focus.
I made some kind of snort as I took in her pale face. Her eyes were redder than mine, her cheeks were ivory and there were dark circles under her turquoise eyes. Her hair was loose and it had been twisted over her right shoulder. She smiled at me tiredly an